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pus,

thick white or yellowish fluid that forms in areas of infection such as wounds and abscesses. It is constituted of decomposed body tissue, bacteria (or other micro-organisms that cause the infection), and certain white blood cells. These white cells form one of the defense mechanisms of the body. Known as phagocytes, they rush to the area of infection and engulf the invading bacteria in a process called phagocytosis. Many white cells themselves succumb in the process and become one of the constituents of pus.

pus

[pəs]
(medicine)
A viscous, creamy, pale-yellow or yellow-green fluid produced by liquefaction necrosis in a neutrophil-rich exudate.

pus

the yellow or greenish fluid product of inflammation, composed largely of dead leucocytes, exuded plasma, and liquefied tissue cells
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15,16 Pus samples were concentrated by cytocentrifugation at 3000g for 15 minutes and the deposit was subjected to AFB smear microscopy by ZN staining and LJ culture after decontamination.
Calculi in the urinary tract may cause haematuria and increased pus cells by mucosal erosion or inflammation.
Aerobic Bacterial Profile and antibiotic sensitivity pattern of pus isolates in a tertiary care hospital.
117 patients were excluded due to Stage I PUs or because the patients and/or family members have not agreed to participate in this study.
Figure 6 demonstrates the effect of temperature on the surface resistivity of PUs with different ILs contents.
The following assumptions are made on the PU and the SU networks: the licensed band for the PUs is divided into N channels; consequently, the number of the PUs is a maximum of N; the SU network is considered as a CRSN based on CSS, thus there is a fusion center (FC) that schedules spectrum sensing, collects the local sensing data, and determines whether the channels are available for the SUs or not; each SU has the ability to know its own location.
For the purposes of our research, two databases were compiled, one consisting of 172 English PUs with either proper names or derivatives from proper names and the other one consisting of 324 Slovene PUs with onomastic components.
coli pathogens isolated from urine and pus samples collected from different geographical regions of Pakistan in two different time periods, 2005 and 2009-10.
The only way to avoid drinking pus is to avoid cow's milk.
She had to undergo another operation to clear the pus and spent seven days in the ICU," he said.
MRSA infection could not have developed as quickly as the physician said; it probably started when pus began oozing from the nipple 3 weeks after childbirth.